Pelicans exploring multi-team trades for Anthony Davis


Woj reported that Griffin is "pursuing a combination of assets that include an All-Star player, a young player with All-Star potential and two first-round picks" and that a team trying to deal for Davis could "find a team that hypothetically values its young players more than New Orleans".

"New Orleans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has started to provide potential suitors with the framework of the package that he is seeking in a trade for All-NBA forward Anthony Davis, including multi-team scenarios that would expand the Pelicans' pool of assets in a deal", Wojnarowski wrote. Though, one hurdle - which presumably would require a third team - is the Lakers don't have a bonafide All-Star to trade to New Orleans.

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, owners of this year's Nos.

David Griffin had previously hoped to convince Davis to remain with the Pelicans. New Orleans seems determined to be creative in constructing a deal to maximize the return on Davis, one of the NBA's elite talents.

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That is unlikely to come before the draft on June 20, when Griffin would like picks in hand in order to select the players he prefers. This gives the Pelicans a chance to meet and more closely examine draft candidates slotted in the vicinity of picks potentially traded to New Orleans.

Griffin recently met with Davis to discuss a potential future together, though the attempt appears to have proven futile.

The update adds fuel to the burning hot fire that are the Anthony Davis trade rumors. The only way Boston is going to secure Davis realistically is if Tatum is part of the package. It's tough to peg who the Bulls could get back in a three-team deal with those involved, but players like Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie or New York's Kevin Knox could be on the table for the No. 7 pick. So when people close to the situation talk about Los Angeles, New York, or even Boston being the most engaged teams in the Davis trade talks, it wouldn't be entirely shocking to see him land somewhere else.